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Recent Updates

  • Updated General FAQs from Other Support Webinar
  • NIH FAQ Other Support and Foreign Components updates
  • NSF FAQ section added
  • Webinar on NSF approved formats for the biographical sketch and current & pending support documents



The University remains strongly committed to encouraging and supporting collaborative research efforts worldwide. However, we take very seriously ongoing concerns raised by Federal entities that some research activities may be inappropriately influenced by international governments or other foreign entities and threaten the integrity of the U.S. research enterprise. These concerns are commonly referred to as “Science and Security“. It is important that all faculty and staff understand these concerns and the impact on research efforts at the University.

To further assist researchers and research administrators in remaining informed about our shared responsibility to safeguard the security of our science and comply with federal requirements, the Office of Sponsored Research released and regularly updates the Guidance on Science and Security webpage.

Guidance Components:

Additional related guidance is available on the UNC Research webpage as well as the Guidance memo from the Vice Chancellor for Research on foreign influence concerns.

If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to OSR at or The Conflict of Interest Program at

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